Sweeten up your space with a bit ‘o honeycomb

Have you used honeycomb in design? Chances are, if you look around, you may just find there’s an octagon or two already floating about your space. It’s long been used in interior design and architecture, and has been particularly popular with tiling (mosaics, anyone?). Considered, “nature’s perfect shape,” it’s no wonder we love it! In the past few years, it seems the perfection of the hexagon has been popping up more frequently in “honeycomb” designs used in everything from lamps and bookshelves to rugs and wallpaper. What I love about this geometric shape is that it is simple, yet striking. It’s structured enough to integrate into a more modern decor, and flexible enough to be comfortable in a traditional space. Whatever your preferred style, honeycomb is the perfect fit. As a bonus, perhaps, adding a bit o’ honeycomb is an affordable way to add a striking pop of style to your home – because even a small amount of this shape can make a big, bold statement. Here are some wonderful examples of how to bring honeycomb into your home.

This traditional living room offers a big statement with the golden touch of honeycomb underfoot (House Beautiful).

Featured in Coastal Living’s Design House, this honeycomb tile shows how easy it is to add this pattern to any seaside-inspired space (photo from My Norfolk Nest).

And, how I love these DIY honeycomb shelves! What a wonderful way to make a statement in any home. (Photos and dyi instructions from Arrow & Apple.)

And, what about your very own hand-crafted honeycomb mirror? (photo from Carloscao1)

Speaking of DIY, if it’s not your thing then this gorgeous black lacquer (bone inlaid) honeycomb chest by SylvanSF will have you reeling. (Photo: House Beautiful) Of course, you could try duplicating the look with paint and dress up a trash-to-treasure find. How sweet would that be?

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